Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline

Current Needs

Please note the following updates in response to Coronavirus/COVID-19

It is a turbulent, scary time for our participants and simply having all of their basic needs met upon arriving at Cornerstone offers comfort and shows we care. We so appreciate our generous community who consistently answers the call for volunteers and in-kind donations. However, we are unable to accept donations of items (dropped off or delivered) at this time with the exception of specific items that are needed for our emergency safe shelter. We are also suspending all volunteer activities through May and assessing future volunteer opportunities on a case-by-case basis to ensure the health and safety of all of our volunteers and to comply with Minnesota’s Stay Safe order. Follow us on Facebook for updates.

Currently, our greatest need is financial contributions so that we can meet the immediate needs of the people we serve. There are many ways to give. Learn more at www.cornerstonemn.org/get-involved/donate.

In-Kind Needs: As of 3/18/2020, we are unable to accept donations of items (dropped off or delivered) at this time with the exception of the below two items.

  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Thermometers
  • Cloth and disposable masks
  • Hand sanitizer in pump dispensers
  • $20-25 gift cards to big-box stores and grocery stores (Walmart, Target, Cub, etc.) so we can be flexible in meeting the most immediate needs of our participants

The above items may be dropped off at our Bloomington location Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Please email Jennas@cornerstonemn.org once you’ve dropped off a donation so that we may record your gift and properly thank you. If you’d like to purchase online and ship to Cornerstone, our address is below:

Cornerstone
1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals: All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. A completed volunteer application, interview and background check is required prior to volunteering with Cornerstone. For everyone’s well-being, we are suspending all volunteer activities through May. We are assessing future volunteer opportunities on a case-by-case basis to ensure the health and safety of all of our volunteers and to comply with Minnesota’s Stay Safe order. Contact Crystalk@cornerstonemn.org with questions. Updated 5/27/2020

Volunteer Opportunities for Groups: All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. A completed volunteer application, interview and background check is required prior to volunteering with Cornerstone. For everyone’s well-being, we are suspending all volunteer activities through May. We are assessing future volunteer opportunities on a case-by-case basis to ensure the health and safety of all of our volunteers and to comply with Minnesota’s Stay Safe order. Contact Crystalk@cornerstonemn.org with questions. Updated 5/27/2020

Donation Drives: As of 3/18/2020, we are unable to accept donations of items (dropped off or delivered) until further notice, with the exception of disinfecting wipes, thermometers, cloth and disposable masks, hand sanitizer in pump dispensers and $20-25 gift cards to big-box stores and grocery stores. These items may be dropped off at our Bloomington location Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. If you’d like to purchase online to be shipped to Cornerstone, our address is: Cornerstone, 1000 East 80th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420.
We will provide updates about additional opportunities to support our work in the coming weeks.

How You Can Support Cornerstone: Cornerstone continues to provide critical supportive services to individuals and families in crisis. We need your continued financial support. Please consider making a donation to support victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime at www.mightycause.com/organization/Cornerstone.